Diamonds have created a long-lasting place for themselves in our society with their sparkle, durability, and famous association with weddings and jewelry. But don’t think that the diamond story ends with rings and mines in Africa. In fact, that’s only the tip of the sparkling iceberg (and yes, icebergs of diamond do exist). If you want to pull back the curtain and take a peek at the real world of diamonds and their history, properties, and uses, then read on. But get ready to be surprised, because it turns out much of what we think about diamonds isn’t without a few flaws.